Asia: Hotspot FX responds to expanding Asian client base
Platform adds five currency pairs to boost its regional offering
Hotspot FX has added five new currency pairs, sterling/yen, Canadian dollar/yen, Australian dollar/yen, Swiss franc/yen and Eurodollar/Swedish krona to its spot foreign exchange platform aimed at retail investors, broker/dealers and fund managers.
There's nothing particularly innovative about this move given that a number of its competitors already offer these currency pairs. It will, however, be good news to FX participants who like the Hotspot model. Hotspot FX offers its trading platform technology and pricing via an application programme [API] and a FIX gateway to financial services firms.
"Hotspot FX's marketplace structure has always appealed to informed, sophisticated traders, who understand the benefits of bidding, offering and instantaneous, anonymous trading on neutral prices supplied by the world's leading FX banks," says Barry Calder, senior vice-president at Hotspot FX.
The new currency pairs are already offered on Hotspot FXi, the company's flagship platform for institutional and banking clients. The key incentive behind this move is to offer Hotspot FX clients, and the broker/dealers and other financial intermediaries that provide the platform to their clients, a broader array of local currencies in the Australian and Asian time zones.
"Asia is a really exciting area for us at the moment," says John Eley, president and CEO at Hotspot FX.